We are pleased to let you know that the article 2022 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) consensus-based update of the core competencies for undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics, is now available online. This article contains the UPDATED APHMG CORE COMPETENCIES – please refer to them as you review and update your genetics courses/curricula, and share this reference with others!
The 2022 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) consensus-based update of the core competencies for undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics.
Massingham LJ, Nuñez S, Bernstein JA, Gardner DP, Parikh AS, Strovel ET, Quintero-Rivera F. Genet Med. 2022. Oct: 2167-2179. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.07.014. Epub 2022 August 31. PMID: 36040446. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1fgRX3vlFUyeCD
Medical genetics curriculum updates are periodically necessary to ensure future physicians have the tools to provide the most current care. This 2022 competency update follows the 2013 revision of curriculum guidelines. Competency-based education has encouraged attention to education outcomes rather than focusing on the structure and process aspects of education. The competencies are grouped in alignment with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Medical Specialties six core competencies, which serve as the foundation of ACGME’s accreditation model. This current update was completed through a modified Delphi consensus process, aimed to ensure the competencies reflect scientific advancements, align with current practice, articulate the highest level of performance expected for a medical student, are written as measurable outcomes, and actively contribute to eliminating health disparities. For educators, these competencies can be used for curriculum content design and to aid in prioritizing concepts, especially given time/allocation restrictions in curricula. Our goal is to promote learning opportunities that incorporate these concepts to develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviors related to each of the domains. For students, these competencies can be used to guide their studying and ensure they understand the key genetics concepts. For a full description of the process taken to update the competencies, please refer to the publication (link above). A summary table of the competencies is also provided below for ease of reference.
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